The City, The Country

The City or The Country?


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IdleRich

IdleRich
Where I grew up was right in the country (in fact if you've seen This Country it's basically there, right down to the Swindon tops).... but not like you described earlier with gift shops and book shops and so on, it was too small. One shop that sold tins and stuff, one pub The Fox and Hounds (used to be The White Horse too but always empty and turned into a house), one bus on Tuesdays etc but yeah really boring, especially once you reach fifteen. Highlight of the week was the chip van coming round on a Friday evening. Big thing for everyone in the village that was.
 

catalog

Well-known member
Where I grew up was right in the country (in fact if you've seen This Country it's basically there, right down to the Swindon tops).... but not like you described earlier with gift shops and book shops and so on, it was too small. One shop that sold tins and stuff, one pub The Fox and Hounds (used to be The White Horse too but always empty and turned into a house), one bus on Tuesdays etc but yeah really boring, especially once you reach fifteen. Highlight of the week was the chip van coming round on a Friday evening. Big thing for everyone in the village that was.
Was probably better then cos no Internet. Train makes a big difference to small country villages. Huge. Hebden Bridge would not be same if it had no train line
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
it's becasue British beaches are terminally depressing
Yeah, I hate the British seaside. I don't want to walk on a nasty beach next to a grey, smelly sea full of knackered boats backed by rundown fish and chip shops and a barely-running arcade.
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
Yeah, I hate the British seaside. I don't want to walk on a nasty beach next to a grey, smelly sea full of knackered boats backed by rundown fish and chip shops and a barely-running arcade.

he doesn't mean it Craner, don't take it to heart.
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
There's a nice beach at the very top of Scotland.

 

catalog

Well-known member
Some British beaches are beautiful tho. I love whitby, although admittedly the beach there is no great shakes
 

craner

Beast of Burden
To be fair, he's probably only been to Norfolk or Hull or something. He needs to come West, to this golden nirvana of soft sand, steep cliffs, salty sea, gorse, bracken, choughs, yellowhammers, dolphins and surfing.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Was probably better then cos no Internet. Train makes a big difference to small country villages. Huge. Hebden Bridge would not be same if it had no train line
There was no internet or trains. There was a place called Uffington Station but a) it was about two miles outside Uffington and b) no trains had stopped there since long before I was born.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Yeah, I hate the British seaside. I don't want to walk on a nasty beach next to a grey, smelly sea full of knackered boats backed by rundown fish and chip shops and a barely-running arcade.
I love it... there is that version you describe Version in Hastings, Brighton, Bournemouth etc and it really does have its appeal. But also places like Tiree (which is the sunniest place in the British Isles I understand... long way to go for most of you admittedly)

 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
ballard would say the suburbs are better than the city

"I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that’s my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again. . . the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul."
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
spreading corona through all those uncontacted Cornish tribes that still live at one with nature in the interior
 
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